The investment seeks to provide a high level of current income consistent with safety and liquidity. The fund invests at least 80% of its net assets, plus any borrowings for investment purposes, in securities issued by the U.S. government, its agencies or instrumentalities or securities that are rated AAA by S&P, AAA by Fitch, or Aaa by Moody's, including but not limited to mortgage securities such as agency and non-agency collateralized mortgage obligations, and other obligations that are secured by mortgages or mortgage-backed securities. It maintains an average portfolio duration that is within 25% of the duration of the Barclays Fixed-Rate MBS Index.
Morningstar Style Box™
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Overall Morningstar Star Rating™
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Out of 302 Intermediate Government Funds
Morningstar's Star Ratings reflect risk adjusted performance and are derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three, five, and ten-year (if applicable) time periods.
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Represents performance for Class A shares adjusted for the maximum sales charge and assumes the reinvestment of distributions.
Performance assumes reinvestment of all dividends and capital gains.Extended performance is calculated based on the historical performance of the investment option's oldest share class, adjusted for the fees and expenses of the share class shown. Periods of less than one year are not annualized.
Inv Manager or Sub-Advisor
Edge Asset Management, Inc.
Scott J. Peterson , CFA Since 01/01/2010 M.B.A. , New York University
John R. Friedl , CFA Since 05/19/2010 M.S. , Seattle University
Ryan P. McCann , CFA Since 05/19/2010 B.A. , Washington State University
Gregory L. Tornga , CFA Since 07/01/2011 M.B.A. , Chapman University
The full name of this investment option is Principal Government & High Quality Bond Fund (A).
Investors should carefully consider a fund's investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses prior to investing. A prospectus, or summary prospectus if available, containing this and other information can be obtained by contacting a financial professional, visiting principalfunds.com, or calling 800-222-5852. Read the prospectus carefully before investing.
Principal Funds, Inc. is distributed by Principal Funds Distributor, Inc., member of the Principal Financial Group®. Principal Funds Distributor, Principal Shareholder Services, Principal Management Corporation and its affiliates, and Principal Funds, Inc. are collectively referred to as Principal Funds.
Not FDIC Insured May Lose Value - Not a Deposit - No Bank Guarantee Not Insured by any Federal Government Agency
Barclays US Agency Fixed Rate MBS Index covers the fixed-rate mortgage-backed pass-through securities issued by Ginnie Mae (GNMA), Fannie Mae (FNMA), and Freddie Mae (FHLMC).
For Government High Quality Bond Fund (A) the Distributor has voluntarily agreed to waive .10% which limits the investment option's 12b-1 fees to .15%. These limits apply now but may be terminated at any time.
Fixed-income and asset allocation investment options that invest in mortgage securities are subject to increased risk due to real estate exposure.
Formerly known as Mortgage Securities Fund.
Fixed-income investment options are subject to interest rate risk, and their value will decline as interest rates rise. Neither the principal of bond investment options nor their yields are guaranteed by the U.S. government.